Sony Electronics unveiled a trio of premium noise-canceling headphones at IFA 2017 in Berlin that are second-generation variations within the company’s 1000X series.
Shigeru Kumekawa, president of Sony Europe, said the line includes two new styles besides the traditional on-ear headphone design: a behind-the-neck model and “truly wireless” ear buds. All offer a world’s first, according to Kumekawa: Adaptive Sound Control technology, which automatically changes the setting or mode of the headphone based on the listener’s activity.
JP Torres, Sony’s content development trainer, who presented the models in advance of the show to the press in a New York City-held briefing, said that headphone series had been expanded this way “to offer every form-factor option” in this line. Dunja LaRosa, head of Sony’s mobile audio business, home entertainment and sound, said that these new headphones were the result of “doing research on consumer needs relating to sound quality, comfort, noise cancellation, app development and ambient sound needs.”